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  • Area offers wine-tasting choices

    Area offers wine-tasting choices
    When it comes to wine, Tuesdays are for tastings. Three area wine shops offer terrific Tuesday night tipples for a small fee. The fourth shop is strictly a Friday/Saturday thing but it's too good to omit. Tap beer is everywhere at the moment but wine on...
  • The Homestead, established in 1766, has refreshed guests since before Revolutionary War

    The Homestead, established in 1766, has refreshed guests since before Revolutionary War
    "Yep, I've seen a lot of changes," says 88-year-old Virginia Strasser. She has worked behind the scenes at what is now The Omni Homestead Resort & Spa deep in the Allegheny Mountains for 62 years. Strasser is one of an exclusive club of employees who...
  • Taste of Orland set for this weekend

    Taste of Orland set for this weekend
    Sample fare from nearly 20 restaurants and check out local talent at the 11th Annual Taste of Orland Park. The fest, which drew 35,000 attendees in 2013, will have two entertainment stages, Kids' Day and a car show. Held at the village complex off...
  • Sharp knives are a home cook's greatest tool

    Sharp knives are a home cook's greatest tool
    The metal-on-metal swoosh-swoosh sound of cooks honing their knife blades on steel rods keeps a near-constant rhythm in Tom Azar's kitchen at the Lauderdale Yacht Club in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Keeping knives sharp, straight and nick-free is a smarter way...
  • Don't swelter: Here are a dozen L.A. ice cream shops to help you cool off

    Don't swelter: Here are a dozen L.A. ice cream shops to help you cool off
    It’s summer, if you haven’t noticed, and though ice cream is a year-round treat, it’s especially sweet when the sun shines without mercy. Frozen yogurt and shaved ice are nice, but you and I both know true happiness comes with more...
  • Five food facts your life will not be the better for knowing

    Five food facts your life will not be the better for knowing
    Who needs important facts about food when you can spend your time with the weird stuff? For example: BOY, OH BOY! Perhaps, like me, you believed that Chef Boy-Ar-Dee was similar to Betty Crocker, a fictional figure created by an advertising firm....
  • Moderate summer weather makes for a great gardening season

    Moderate summer weather makes for a great gardening season
    This summer, a remarkable transformation has occurred: I have become a fabulous gardener. Or so I began to conclude, looking at my yard this year. My relatively new shrubs and perennials, which by all rights by now I should have killed? Thriving...
  • McDonald's Sues To Lower Newington Tax Assessment

    NEWINGTON — McDonald's isn't loving its tax assessment. The fast food giant sued the town late last month to lower the assessment on its restaurant at 2355 Berlin Turnpike. The action called the current value "grossly excessive, disproportionate...
  • NAACP, labor union claim racial inequality in BWI airport restaurant hiring

    NAACP, labor union claim racial inequality in BWI airport restaurant hiring
    Racial disparities in the restaurant labor force of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport are hurting African-American employees and contributing to poverty in Baltimore, according to a study released Monday by the national labor organization Unite Here....
  • Easy dinner recipes: Three rich mushroom ideas for Meatless Monday

    Easy dinner recipes: Three rich mushroom ideas for Meatless Monday
    When you're looking for an ingredient to add rich depth to a dish, mushrooms are a favorite option. With their meaty flavor and earthy notes, they lend great depth and texture to many a dish, vegetarian or not. Wild mushroom soup: Christopher Czarnecki,...
  • Rare lightning storm at Venice Beach kills 1, injures 13

    Rare lightning storm at Venice Beach kills 1, injures 13
    Angelica Roquemore made the long drive from Bakersfield to Venice Beach on Sunday, planning to frolic in the waves with relatives during her first visit to the famed beach town's white sand and eclectic shops. But in an instant, the day at the beach...